Language Awareness and Translation

Authored by: Kirsten Malmkjær

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
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The deceptively simple title of this chapter hides a bewildering complexity associated with the innocent-looking noun ‘translation’ – a complexity that must be dwelt upon before the relationship between translation and language awareness can be addressed. Similarly, it is necessary to operate with an understanding of language awareness in a discussion about the relationships that may exist between it (language awareness) and translation, so although the phenomenon of language awareness receives detailed discussion elsewhere in this volume, I shall need to consider and elaborate on the subject with translation in mind.

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